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The Ambrosia story -
a potted history


Ambrosia is the brain child of an English businessman, an American and a pub landlord.

The Ambrosia Creamery starts business at the site of the landlords’ pub, The Arundell Arms in Lifton.

Local farmers deliver gallons of fresh milk every day in huge 17 gallon churns which two ladies washed out by hand to be returned to the farms and re-filled ready.

The creamery supplies dried milk to our troops in the First World War.


The Creamery begins producing canned rice pudding and business booms.

Ambrosia today

From a dozen staff, the business grew through the years, and today employs 270 local people, producing the much-loved Ambrosia Rice and Devon Creamy Custard and all our great new Ambrosia products.

Our latest new range makes it easy to enjoy Ambrosia at home, and when you’re out and about. It includes Ambrosia creamed rice in four different sizes and five delicious flavours.

Ambrosia is registered with the Red Tractor Scheme and you’ll see the Red Tractor logo on our products. The Red Tractor logo means that all our milk can be traced back to the farms it comes from, those with the highest quality milk and the highest standards for the welfare of their cows.

Our Lifton home

In our Devonshire home of Lifton, we’ve teamed up with the local councils to sponsor the Lifton Link Trail. So if you’re ever down our way, pick up a Tamar Valley Discovery Trail leaflet. If you follow trail no.4, you’ll pass right by the Ambrosia Creamery and there's a lovely stop off for tea and cake at the Kelly House on the footpath.